Kids and Cutting
So, the scroll saw and kids are a natural fit. Kids love to cut and do crafts, and the scroll saw is an enabler for their creativity. It's also easy enough for them to comprehend and perform all the required tasks.
Tonight we are cutting plastic keychains. I tend to look for free scroll saw fodder at every turn, so I recently found some flat plastic that some folks were throwing away at work. (In the computer profession, all kinds of equipment will come with plastic covers that are removed to install the components. So, that is material we made keychains out of tonight.
Tonight, the scroller is 13 year old Caleb with his 12 year old sister looking on. He has made bowls, book ends, and assorted other shapes, some pattern and some freehand. At this point, he knows the routine, so my assistance is becoming minimal. It's like fishing, once you teach a kid to bait their own hook, clean the fish and etc, fishing becomes a bit more enjoyable for Dad.
Below are a few pics of Caleb going through the different phases of the project.
Posted 04-25-2010 at 05:48 PM by wood-n-things
Posted 05-02-2010 at 04:32 PM by Toninho
Posted 07-27-2010 at 05:28 AM by mtnman